Community Radio Fund: Award of Grants 2021-22, Round 2

Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Friday 4 February 2022 to consider applications in the second round of funding for the 2021-22 financial year.

The Panel considered each application and awarded funding based on the information provided and with reference to the Community Radio Fund (‘the Fund’) guidance notes. For each grant bid, the Panel decided whether to make a full award, a partial award, or not to award any funding.

At the meeting:

  • 69 applications for grants were considered;
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £1,029,650
  • 26 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £390,689 and
  • 43 applicants were not awarded a grant.

The grants awarded ranged from £6,384 up to £22,166 for individual positions, with an average of £15,027. A summary of the awards is below:

Station name Purpose Amount
101.8 WCR FM Volunteer Training Coordinator £12,864
ABC FM, Blast 106, IUR FM (joint bid) Sponsorships Officer £13,500
Blackburn’s B102.2 Business Development Manager £19,616
B Radio (Farnborough) Business Development Manager £19,520
Cando FM Sustainability and Business Development Manager £18,018
Chelmsford Community Radio Community Outreach and Fundraising Support Officer £22,166
Coast FM (Coleraine) Sales Manager £9,808
Croydon FM Fundraiser £14,000
East Devon Radio Outreach and Fundraising Officer £14,792
Future Radio Sustainability and Project Manager £8,000
Gaydio Brighton Sales Executive £14,445
K107fm Fundraiser £12,770
Pride Radio Partnership Co-Ordinator £14,560
Radio2Funky Business Development Officer £6,731
Radio MAC Station Marketing and Engagement Manager £16,940
Revolution Radio Business Development Manager £20,238
RWS FM 103.3 Business Development Manager £13,750
Select Radio Fundraising and Business Development Co-Ordinator £18,823
Skylark Business and Development Manager £12,480
Somer Valley FM Station Manager £11,074
Sunshine 1049 Regular Donations Officer £9,805
SWU.FM Business Development Manager £12,350
Ujima Radio Development Programme Manager £16,250
West Kent Radio Sales Executive and Grant Funder £17,480
Winchester Radio Community Business and Sustainability Manager £20,933
Zetland FM Business Development Officer £19,776